Therapists in Mountain View, San Diego, CA

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Janine Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hi there, my name is Janine Thomas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker based in Oakland and I provide tele-therapy throughout the state of California. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotional Focused Therapy to assist my clients with achieving the change they desire.
Hi there, my name is Janine Thomas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker based in Oakland and I provide tele-therapy throughout the state of California. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotional Focused Therapy to assist my clients with achieving the change they desire.
(619) 724-5046 View (619) 724-5046
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Ariel Klassen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hi, I'm Ariel Klassen, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I specialize in trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression and have had the privilege of assisting varying ages from adolescents to adults. In an individual session I value the importance of mental health and am committed to fostering growth in the lives I am a part of. I work with females and males who express varying symptoms of anxiety and depression. Often this is first treated by establishing effective coping skills and then digging a little deeper to explore their past to gain self-awareness and create sustainable growth.
Hi, I'm Ariel Klassen, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I specialize in trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression and have had the privilege of assisting varying ages from adolescents to adults. In an individual session I value the importance of mental health and am committed to fostering growth in the lives I am a part of. I work with females and males who express varying symptoms of anxiety and depression. Often this is first treated by establishing effective coping skills and then digging a little deeper to explore their past to gain self-awareness and create sustainable growth.
(619) 404-6137 View (619) 404-6137
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Michelle Andrea Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113  (Online Only)
Life can seem overwhelming at times, and sometimes we just need a little help moving forward. If you are feeling hopeless, anxious, or do not know where to turn, let me help. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who utilizes your own strengths to help you move towards the space you envision for yourself. I utilize a combination of CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapies to help you reach your goals. I have worked with a broad range of issues and diagnosis and feel confident that I can help you. I am currently offering teletherapy through a secure HIPPA compliant platform.
Life can seem overwhelming at times, and sometimes we just need a little help moving forward. If you are feeling hopeless, anxious, or do not know where to turn, let me help. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who utilizes your own strengths to help you move towards the space you envision for yourself. I utilize a combination of CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapies to help you reach your goals. I have worked with a broad range of issues and diagnosis and feel confident that I can help you. I am currently offering teletherapy through a secure HIPPA compliant platform.
(619) 927-8703 View (619) 927-8703
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Lucky Barbero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Whether it is Depression, Anxiety, improving unhealthy behavioral patterns and irrational beliefs, wanting to increase one's well-being, or the beginning of a journey towards healing – I provide a “Client Centered” approach that grants my client a safe space to process their thoughts and emotions. I aim to encourage, provide therapeutic support, and aid my client during their journey towards self-discovery and growth. I strive for collaboration with my client in creating a therapeutic plan that will fit their unique needs during their journey towards achieving their personal goals.
Whether it is Depression, Anxiety, improving unhealthy behavioral patterns and irrational beliefs, wanting to increase one's well-being, or the beginning of a journey towards healing – I provide a “Client Centered” approach that grants my client a safe space to process their thoughts and emotions. I aim to encourage, provide therapeutic support, and aid my client during their journey towards self-discovery and growth. I strive for collaboration with my client in creating a therapeutic plan that will fit their unique needs during their journey towards achieving their personal goals.
(619) 492-2744 View (619) 492-2744
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Janet Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
I am a clinical social worker (LCSW) with ten years of experience helping individuals and families cope with life stressors and sometimes navigate more complicated problems. I frequently work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, intense emotions, or overwhelming stress and those who have issues related to substance use, legal, or other behavioral problems. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, whatever the situation.
I am a clinical social worker (LCSW) with ten years of experience helping individuals and families cope with life stressors and sometimes navigate more complicated problems. I frequently work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, intense emotions, or overwhelming stress and those who have issues related to substance use, legal, or other behavioral problems. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, whatever the situation.
(619) 815-8187 View (619) 815-8187
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Mirna Beltran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hola! My name is Mirna, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Southern CA and I've been practicing for over 10 years. I specialize in Trauma-Informed Care and work with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental health and emotional challenges related to unresolved trauma. With a Trauma-Informed Care approach, I recognize that people can have many different types of traumas in their lives from childhood to more recent that impacts their day-to-day life. I believe that there is no one size fits all and clients need an individualized or eclectic approach to sessions to help reach their treatment goal.
Hola! My name is Mirna, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Southern CA and I've been practicing for over 10 years. I specialize in Trauma-Informed Care and work with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental health and emotional challenges related to unresolved trauma. With a Trauma-Informed Care approach, I recognize that people can have many different types of traumas in their lives from childhood to more recent that impacts their day-to-day life. I believe that there is no one size fits all and clients need an individualized or eclectic approach to sessions to help reach their treatment goal.
(619) 941-0293 View (619) 941-0293
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Marilyn Rivas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hi! My name is Marilyn Rivas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I became a social worker in 2012 and became licensed in 2018. Throughout my journey in this field I have come to realize that what most of us need is validation and support without judgement. Life can be difficult and I feel that I have helped many people through difficult moments and assisted them in strengthening their relationships so that they thrive outside of therapy.
Hi! My name is Marilyn Rivas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I became a social worker in 2012 and became licensed in 2018. Throughout my journey in this field I have come to realize that what most of us need is validation and support without judgement. Life can be difficult and I feel that I have helped many people through difficult moments and assisted them in strengthening their relationships so that they thrive outside of therapy.
(619) 473-2348 View (619) 473-2348
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Michael McCormick
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hello, my name is Dr. Michael McCormick. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. My approach to therapy is meeting my client where they are and moving them to where they want to be. My areas of focus are psychosis, depression, anxiety, mania, anger management, and trauma. My therapeutic approach to therapy is that I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral and Object Relations techniques. Since high school, I have been fascinated with the field of Psychology. I always was the friend who people came to help them resolve their problems. As a result, I decided to become a Psychologist.
Hello, my name is Dr. Michael McCormick. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. My approach to therapy is meeting my client where they are and moving them to where they want to be. My areas of focus are psychosis, depression, anxiety, mania, anger management, and trauma. My therapeutic approach to therapy is that I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral and Object Relations techniques. Since high school, I have been fascinated with the field of Psychology. I always was the friend who people came to help them resolve their problems. As a result, I decided to become a Psychologist.
(619) 916-4455 View (619) 916-4455
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Cheree Alejandro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
My name is Cheree Alejandro. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling. I have work in multiple areas with different populations. Such as crisis assessment and intervention, dual diagnosis, individual and group therapy for depression and anxiety. I use different modalities such as CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution brief focused therapy. Worked with different cultures, ages from 5 to 85.
My name is Cheree Alejandro. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling. I have work in multiple areas with different populations. Such as crisis assessment and intervention, dual diagnosis, individual and group therapy for depression and anxiety. I use different modalities such as CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution brief focused therapy. Worked with different cultures, ages from 5 to 85.
(619) 717-8914 View (619) 717-8914
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Ronald Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
(619) 383-1102 View (619) 383-1102
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Marjorie Manuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
My name is Marjorie Manuel, LCSW practicing in the state of California. I am very big on rapport building and involving the clients in driving their own treatments, which include active participation in goal setting and working on realistic expectations in therapy. My background experiences were focused on depression, anxiety, stress, counseling, mental health illness, substance use, grief, and military.
My name is Marjorie Manuel, LCSW practicing in the state of California. I am very big on rapport building and involving the clients in driving their own treatments, which include active participation in goal setting and working on realistic expectations in therapy. My background experiences were focused on depression, anxiety, stress, counseling, mental health illness, substance use, grief, and military.
(619) 586-6399 View (619) 586-6399
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Katheryn McDonough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hello! My name is Katy McDonough, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I use modalities such as EMDR to treat large and small trauma. I also use CBT, Mindfulness and others to address concerns of Depression, Anxiety and other behavioral concerns. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, my primary focus is to ensure my patients needs are being met, whether that be from a Humanistic approach, Cognitive or others. My focus is whole person care through a trauma informed lense. have experience with several populations and diagnoses, including trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and others.
Hello! My name is Katy McDonough, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I use modalities such as EMDR to treat large and small trauma. I also use CBT, Mindfulness and others to address concerns of Depression, Anxiety and other behavioral concerns. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, my primary focus is to ensure my patients needs are being met, whether that be from a Humanistic approach, Cognitive or others. My focus is whole person care through a trauma informed lense. have experience with several populations and diagnoses, including trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and others.
(559) 533-6771 View (559) 533-6771
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Vicki Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
My name is Vicki Foster. I have an MFT license in Ca. I have been working with individual adults, adolescents, families, and couples for over 30 yrs. I have worked in every level of mental health care and have been teaching clinical Psychology courses at the graduate level for 17 yrs., as well. I am an eclectic therapist that draws from a wide range of theories, whichever one or combination would be most helpful in the resolution of the issues at hand.
My name is Vicki Foster. I have an MFT license in Ca. I have been working with individual adults, adolescents, families, and couples for over 30 yrs. I have worked in every level of mental health care and have been teaching clinical Psychology courses at the graduate level for 17 yrs., as well. I am an eclectic therapist that draws from a wide range of theories, whichever one or combination would be most helpful in the resolution of the issues at hand.
(650) 789-6522 View (650) 789-6522
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Connie Salvayon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
I am a therapist and visual artist who believes in the power of everyone to reach their full potential. I am a part of the LGBTQIA community and I identify as bisexual and non-binary. In my practice as a therapist, I foster a safe, non-judgmental space, whether you are facing challenges in intimate relationships or going through major life transitions and feeling stuck. I will work with you towards amplifying your joy and authenticity. Personally, I derive much joy in helping others to find their voice and learn to embrace themselves fully.
I am a therapist and visual artist who believes in the power of everyone to reach their full potential. I am a part of the LGBTQIA community and I identify as bisexual and non-binary. In my practice as a therapist, I foster a safe, non-judgmental space, whether you are facing challenges in intimate relationships or going through major life transitions and feeling stuck. I will work with you towards amplifying your joy and authenticity. Personally, I derive much joy in helping others to find their voice and learn to embrace themselves fully.
(909) 325-7619 View (909) 325-7619
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Ann Wimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Whether you are seeking therapy because you are ready for a big change; small baby steps towards change, or simply need someone to talk to who will listen - I will meet you wherever you are because therapy needs to be for you and about you. It can be hard knowing where to start, perhaps even harder accepting support. By honoring where you are on your life's journey, I can help you to identify areas where you are feeling stuck, and what you would like to change. What if your life could be more balanced? More joyful? Sounds impossible? It's not.
Whether you are seeking therapy because you are ready for a big change; small baby steps towards change, or simply need someone to talk to who will listen - I will meet you wherever you are because therapy needs to be for you and about you. It can be hard knowing where to start, perhaps even harder accepting support. By honoring where you are on your life's journey, I can help you to identify areas where you are feeling stuck, and what you would like to change. What if your life could be more balanced? More joyful? Sounds impossible? It's not.
(650) 618-2980 View (650) 618-2980
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Claudia Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hello, my name is Dia Williams. I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. I very much like a positive and holistic approach to therapy. I believe in a person-centered approach as you are the expert of your life and your life experiences, so collaborative we will write your new narrative. I commonly use principles and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play therapy and Trauma resiliency model, somatic work for nervous system regulation and Mindfulness techniques.
Hello, my name is Dia Williams. I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. I very much like a positive and holistic approach to therapy. I believe in a person-centered approach as you are the expert of your life and your life experiences, so collaborative we will write your new narrative. I commonly use principles and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play therapy and Trauma resiliency model, somatic work for nervous system regulation and Mindfulness techniques.
(323) 417-1082 View (323) 417-1082
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Olivia Lavelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Great Day, I'm Olivia Lavelle, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the school setting and mental health agencies. In my therapeutic approach, I collaborate with individuals, utilizing unconditional positive regard and empathy, while incorporating a touch of humor. Specializing in school-related issues from the perspectives of students, parents, and teachers, I focus on navigating life transitions, addressing challenges, and providing support in areas such as depression, anxiety, and trauma, including childhood trauma.
Great Day, I'm Olivia Lavelle, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the school setting and mental health agencies. In my therapeutic approach, I collaborate with individuals, utilizing unconditional positive regard and empathy, while incorporating a touch of humor. Specializing in school-related issues from the perspectives of students, parents, and teachers, I focus on navigating life transitions, addressing challenges, and providing support in areas such as depression, anxiety, and trauma, including childhood trauma.
(209) 219-1920 View (209) 219-1920
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Nicole Lapointe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hi there, I'm Nicole! Therapy is an opportunity for self-discovery, empowerment, and healing. I work with various issues, including depression, anxiety, parenting, life transitions, and stress. I specialize in HIV/STD support, women's health, and older adults/ seniors. My goal is to help you recognize that you have all the tools and strength to develop and manage all of your challenges. I will work alongside you at your pace, providing a safe space to feel heard, understood, and supported in your growth.
Hi there, I'm Nicole! Therapy is an opportunity for self-discovery, empowerment, and healing. I work with various issues, including depression, anxiety, parenting, life transitions, and stress. I specialize in HIV/STD support, women's health, and older adults/ seniors. My goal is to help you recognize that you have all the tools and strength to develop and manage all of your challenges. I will work alongside you at your pace, providing a safe space to feel heard, understood, and supported in your growth.
(559) 551-3456 View (559) 551-3456
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Rachel Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
My name is Rachel Carlson, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide with telehealth. I work with adult individuals, and I have a holistic approach that has allowed me to develop therapeutic strategies that are sensitive, effective, and tailored to the individual needs of each client. I work with adult individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, as well as relationship issues. I use motivational interviewing and a strengths-based approach in order to best serve my clients.
My name is Rachel Carlson, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide with telehealth. I work with adult individuals, and I have a holistic approach that has allowed me to develop therapeutic strategies that are sensitive, effective, and tailored to the individual needs of each client. I work with adult individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, as well as relationship issues. I use motivational interviewing and a strengths-based approach in order to best serve my clients.
(661) 690-5840 View (661) 690-5840
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Taylor Heavey
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113
Hello! My name is Taylor Heavey, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and have been providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples since 2016. My hope is to meet clients where they are at in their mental health journey, with a non-judgmental, compassionate and curious approach. I believe that each individual has their own unique story and, and therefore a unique approach to how they deal with life's stressors.
Hello! My name is Taylor Heavey, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and have been providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples since 2016. My hope is to meet clients where they are at in their mental health journey, with a non-judgmental, compassionate and curious approach. I believe that each individual has their own unique story and, and therefore a unique approach to how they deal with life's stressors.
(510) 405-5863 View (510) 405-5863

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Number of Therapists in Mountain View, San Diego, CA

90+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Mountain View, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
95% Depression
78% Stress
70% Life Transitions
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
61% Other

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

99% Health Net
99% MHN | Health Net
98% Aetna

How Therapists in Mountain View, San Diego, CA see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mountain View, San Diego?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.